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All content by Erica Mahoney

U professor talks green business

December 3, 2015

For many businesses, going green can help more than just the environment.    Alfred Marcus, a University of Minnesota strategic management and entrepreneurship professor, spoke Wednesday at...

State, local lawmakers address oil train concerns

November 23, 2015

As many as six trains loaded with oil from North Dakota and Canada pass through the Twin Cities every day.   As trains carrying hazardous material continue to pass through densely populated areas,...

Mpls top-ranked for women in business

November 12, 2015

Over the first dozen years of the millennium, growth in new U.S. businesses ticked up by 2 percent. Women-owned enterprises saw 13 times that amount of growth in the same time period.   With the...

U faces questions on source of fetal tissue

November 4, 2015

The University of Minnesota has reviewed how its scientists use fetal tissue in their work.   In October, the school reassessed its research procedures regarding the use of human fetal tissue procured...

Lawmaker faces new challenger

October 28, 2015

Next year’s race for Minnesota House District 60B will feature a new candidate running against longtime Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, who has held the seat for the past 43 years.   Ilhan...

Dayton targets oil trains

October 27, 2015

As more crude oil trains rumble through the Twin Cities, Gov. Mark Dayton has raised concerns that area residents could be in danger.  Dayton’s concerns center around new crude oil transportation...

MN stores begin opioid antidote sales

October 22, 2015

Minnesota became one of 14 states last month that now sells an opioid overdose antidote over the counter — almost two years after the state Legislature passed a law allowing people to administer...

Faculty aim to limit data requests

October 19, 2015

Some University of Minnesota faculty members hope to help eventually pass state legislation exempting ongoing scholarly work from open records requests.   The University’s Office of the General...

Capital request approved

October 13, 2015

The University of Minnesota will request more than $230 million from the state Legislature this year for building projects as part of the school’s 2016 capital request.   The request was approved...

Unions rally for better benefits, more respect

September 30, 2015

In the midst of a monthslong bargaining process, University of Minnesota staff are calling for higher wages and increased benefits through their labor unions.   Dozens of unionized workers represented...

Councilman Jacob Frey during a council meeting on Friday at Minneapolis City Hall.

Voter registration ordinance passes

September 28, 2015

When Andrew Degerstrom was a University of Minnesota student in 2009, he didn’t vote in that year’s elections because he didn’t know they were taking place.    He said he probably...